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Arts and Crafts Pageant | Laurel Journal

Published By: Marlene Osteen | Concern: July – 2022

The Sapphire Valley Arts & Crafts Pageant, established for August 6-7, is a exciting bazaar of art, food, and the unforeseen. For moreinformation, visitsapphirevalleyresorts.com.


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Summer months temperature generally brings a slew of worthwhile things to do throughout the Plateau. A single of the really best is the August 6 and 7 Arts and Crafts Festival at Sapphire Valley. One particular of three festivals that Sapphire hosts on a yearly basis (the some others are June and Oct), it is exactly what an arts and crafts festival really should be – a cornucopia overflowing with far more terrific products and additional ancillary events than a person can probably perspective or knowledge in one weekend.Exhibitors, handpicked from area and bordering states for their craftsmanship, originality, and talent, set up on Sapphire’s Athletic Area. Craftsmen from around the area spread their wares all over the discipline above the weekend, a exhibit that displays the booming crafts current market in each way. And the industry merely bustles with functions for the entire family members. Between the activities especially geared for the little ones are Corn Gap and Kerplunk and Buckets of Bubble Blend to blow bubbles. Always well-known is the Cashiers Humane Modern society “adopt a pet” area. Are living tunes wafts energetically across the subject. The competition welcomes a huge-ranging course of artists. Featured crafts run from jewelry to wonderful arts, woodwork-ing to handcrafted furnishings Xmas wreaths to ornaments candles to hand-blown glass. The handmade products that fill the stalls and tables of this present, all of the optimum high-quality, are a reflection and presentation of region talent. A very distinctive characteristic of this vivid exhibit is the display screen of Appalachian society – the textiles, pottery, and additional that showcase the range of artwork sorts formulated by Appalachian artists.The winning blend of character, mountains, art, people today, and music, moreover on-web-site food items sellers and food stuff vehicles give the Sapphire Arts and crafts Competition a high quality that is one of a kind among the summer months craft functions. As to food stuff, Sapphire Valley Resort’s Director of Internet marketing, Linda Foxworth, tells me, “Of class, North Carolina Barbecue is the star, but youngsters (of all ages) love the tacos far too!”Enthusiasm operates superior between distributors and readers who return every year for the clearly show and know there is no far better way to delight in a summer working day in the mountains.The pageant will be open from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. every single working day and there is no cost for admission. People are encouraged to provide their pet dogs. The Field at Sapphire valley is found a few miles east of Cashiers on Highway 64.

by Marlene Osteen